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LAKE OF FIRE

USA, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Documentaries)

Director: Tony Kaye

LAKE OF FIRE

“Balances a full spectrum of views from all sides of the abortion debate without obviously taking a position itself.” - Variety Fifteen years in the making, this epic documentary by American History X director Tony Kaye evenly examines the abortion debate from all angles, including interviews with anyone and everyone who has something to say on the subject. From professors of sociology, philosophy and bioethics - such as Noam Chomsky and Peter Singer - to fundamentalist Christians, passionate pro-lifers and pro-choice advocates, this challenging film even follows one woman leading up to, and during, the procedure itself. Not for the faint of heart, Lake of Fire is a level-headed exploration of a subject often seen as black and white but, in reality, is coloured in many shades of grey. Contains scenes that may offend

D Tony Kaye P Lenny Bekerman, David Kanter WS THINKFilm TD HDcam/b&w/2006/152mins

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